@pschaff I have tried with out the gui desktop and with, same result. This is with no cd in tray. Really quite annoying. I would like to try and solve the problem by figuring this out and not reinstalling. To me that is just avoiding the problem. Then when it happens again you still don't know what caused it or how to fix it.
I have tried everything I could think of and now am turning to those who may have more experience than I on CentOS.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.